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I am going to meet an eight year old Havanese male who spent for the eight years with a breeder. I am told that he is very shy. Hopefully he will be good fit with my ten year old ShiZu. Any advice or tips for me?
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I would wonder why he is giving up this dog for adoption. If he is a retired stud. , I would hope he was not still breeding him. Shy dogs can be problematic . Who knows if they would get along. ? I have never believed in adopting out retired breeding dogs.

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What do you when you are done with stud dogs? I believe the dog was rescued from a puppy mill. I will know more later.
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"What do you when you are done with stud dogs?" Keep em.

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Will you be able to test the waters and return him if they just don't get along?
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Surrenders from a puppy mill are completely different than a retired dog from a good breeder, too. A good breeder will personally place a retired dog, and do everything they can to smooth the transition from one home to the next.


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Its been my experience that if someone wants or needs to give up a dog for any reason, it is usually better for the dog to be placed in a home where they can be loved and treasured. Shaming people into keeping an unwanted dog is never good for the dog.

And in defense of "good breeders" that occasionally rehome their retired dogs, it is always done with as much care and vetting as would be done with a new puppy. A good breeder won't rehome a retired dog that wouldn't make the transition easily either. In most cases the dog is better off being placed with a loving family versus being a small part of a large pack.

A good breeder knows which of his dogs can be rehomed and which ones should not. Also, there are many older folks who want and need to care for an adult dog, but can't go through puppyhood again. A well trained retired breeding dog can be a real blessing.

I'm not trying to step on any toes, its just that there is another perspective on placing retired dogs.


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I adopted my Maddy from a reputable breeder. We had 13 wonderful years of joy until she was diagnosed with cancer this past April. Maddy passed in May. There are many adult and senior dogs who need loving forever families---which is why I signed up on the Havanese Rescue Website. I was looking for some general advice. I will reach out to my vet. I am going to meet this little guy on Friday and take it from there. Thanks for all of your replies.
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I expect that Rex will be our last puppy. I hope he and Leo as well as our older mixes have loooong and healthy lives. That said we'll be in our mid 70's when all of these pups have moved on. If we are still healthy ourselves then a retired breeding dog from a conscientious, knowledgeable breeder would be a great option for us. And I know we would be a great option for a dog in that situation!
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Sorry I don't buy it. Many breeders get rid of their dogs when they have done their breeding. . Dogs are not disposable items that we can pass off once they no longer fulfill their purpose. This is a shy dog that doesn't need to be put through the trauma of rehoming.,at 8 yrs of age. If you do not become attached to your dog after having them , you should not own a dog , more or less breed them. Breeders need to be held to the same requirements that owners are . If he was a rescue, then why was he rescued in the first place. ?

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